Christian Atsu had a starting debut to remember for Newcastle against Rotherham and he had his manager Rafa Benitez praise him after the game.
The 24 year-old scored one terrific goal that won the game for us and then in the second half he did everything right with another tough chance but goalkeeper Lee Camp produced a wonderful save to prevent a second Newcastle goal.
Newcastle fans were delighted with the performance of the Ghanaian International and they are quickly taking to the loan signing from Chelsea.
If Christian keeps playing like this for us then we are sure Rafa will want to make his move to Newcastle a permanent one – maybe as soon as possible.
Christian Atsu in action yesterday – excellent performance
The 24 year-old has both speed and skill and he has shown up well in the 5 appearances he has made so far for Newcastle with one goal.
Christian is deservedly our Man of the Match with 49% of the vote.
Second in the voting on 13% is Jonjo Shelvey who had another good game and is slowly but surely becoming a more consistent performer for this new Newcastle side.
Rafa has shown confidence in him in starting a long run of games for the Magpies – so that’s good work by Jonjo.
And third in the voting is Ciaran Clark on 12% with another fine defensive display for the third game in a row and he is putting in a strong claim to start in central defense regularly for Newcastle United.
For £5M Ciaran is starting to look a bargain buy for Newcastle.
An excellent win for us under difficult conditions and a team who seemed to be inspired in Rotherham United.